Monday, September 25, 2017

Flower Planting at Trail Kiosks

Gary & Mary Halsnik planted flowers at Gillentown & Clarence Kiosk in preparation for Fall and also the Carns/Snow Shoe Rails to Trails 5th Annual Pig Roast & Ride. They sure did a nice job enhancing both Kiosk. We want to thank Mary & Gary for their support of the trail and their efforts to enhance both of these kiosk.

Friday, September 22, 2017


Would you like to ride your ATV from the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails all the way to the Whiskey Springs ATV trails? It can happen! Read about the ATV Connector Trail Study being done by LARSON DESIGN GROUP to determine the feasibility of the most direct, environmentally sound, and sustainable connector trail possible between the Bloody Skillet and Whiskey Springs ATV trails.

Download and read about the connector trail study here:

If you enjoy riding ATVs and want to see this connector trail become a reality, you’re encouraged to attend a public meeting on either December 12, 2017 or December 19, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center at Lock Haven University.

The objective of the meetings will be to review the findings of the connector trail study, unveil conceptual routes, and answer questions and concerns. Your participation is needed to make this happen. Local businesses and the ATV community envision the trail as an economic and tourism driver, which would benefit small towns throughout the route.

Questions and comments can be submitted through a dedicated email address at ATVCONNECT@LARSONDESIGNGROUP.COM

Monday, September 18, 2017

Line Painting - Black Bear Trailhead

Work Detail:
Usually every two years the SSRTA paints the caution lines on the Casanova Road near the Black Bear Trailhead. This is the area where the atvs/utvs cross the road. While this year we were rained out when it was originally scheduled. So, Volunteers Gary Halsnik, George Holt, Larry Mayes scheduled help from the Philipsburg Fire Department and Fire Police to assist with Traffic control and to do the job on Monday, September 18, 2017. We met at the Black Bear Trailhead to develop our plan for the day. Dave Crane & Jim Fowler from the Fire Department and Fire Police placed cones/flares signs - Men Working. Then the other volunteers cleaned the pavement, taped the area and the painting was underway. After a few hours of Dave & Jim directing traffic, we moved to the opposite site of the road and completed it. One of the vehicles traveling through was candidate for Centre County Judge, Brian Marshall. Brian introduced himself and we all did the same. Of course he wanted to know what organization we all belonged to and wanted us to explain what we were doing and why. He was very interested in each individual and what we had to say. After a brief talk, Brian was on his way.

After Brian left, we all discussed how nice it was that he stopped in and how interested he was in what we were doing. Seems like a very nice man. 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

DCNR Youth Certification Training at their location in Clearfield on Saturday, September 16, 2017

Carns Equipment and Snow Shoe Rails to Trails held DCNR Youth Certification Training at their location in Clearfield on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The SSRT & Carns also provided a meal to anyone stopping by this day as well as the children taking the course and the parents attending the event. Jim Verost made his special chili - wow the best!! A real big hit. Trilby Mayes helped make the potatoes, hot dogs & kraut. Carns also supplied beverages too. It was great to see all the participants and their parents. It was great to have one of our other corporate sponsors, Lee Williamson at the event. Lee's words were, my god they have a lot of atvs/utvs here and a lot of other things to offer as well. Nice to see the Corson's from Lock Haven stay and have lunch with us too. Great people!!

Bob Biggans & George Holt did a wonderful job as usual providing the training. They always seem to come up with somethings to make it fun and interesting for the kids. Wayne Wynick-retired Assistant Forest Manager of Black Moshannon Forest also assisted with a presentation to the group. Wayne provided some various views & humor to keep everyone interested.

Christian provided another great job or atv inspection checks prior to running the atv. The students stayed well tuned while he reviewed the check list.

We want to thank Justin, Steve, Geoff Carns, Kurt Climie, Rob, Tom and all that helped with the event. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Snow Shoe Rails to Trails September Monthly Meeting

Those attending the SSRTA meeting last night at the Casanova Nostalgia were treated to a little extra. We were celebrating Mary Halsnik's birthday but then found out it was Gary & Mary's 37th Anniversary. Mary & Gary were treated with cakes and a Happy Birthday song too. Happy Anniversary Gary & Mary. Thank you for all you do for the trail.


Monday, September 11, 2017


Nice testimonial for one of our corporate sponsors, Best Line Powersports in Centre Hall.

On Friday of Labor Day Weekend, I unloaded my razor for a nice weekend of riding with a group of my friends. Well, it shut off and would not start after I unloaded it. A group of my friends helped me put it back on the trailer and I took it to the Best Line Powersports Centre Hall Store location. Fred Yearick, Dave Walker, Marty Wagner and one other gentleman(didn't get his name) got the razor in at the end of the day, made repairs and got me back on my way. I can thank that crew enough for making my weekend!! They turned a terrible situation into a great weekend. Now that's how a business should treat their customers and I sure appreciate it.
-Robert Harris

Work Detail on SSRT Septemeber 9, 2017

Volunteers did some trimming of the trail near and around Rock Run Bridge. They  also completed the staining of the bridge that wasn't completed from the Spring Work Details. We want to thank all of our volunteers.